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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Regarding Driving to/from Kathmamdu

    Lately, there has been extensive road construction (KATHMANDU TO POKHARA )on Prithvi Highway, causing traffic congestion and air pollution. The journey that used to take around 6-7 hours now takes roughly 8-9 hours. We appreciate your patience.

    Trip Overview

    Are you searching for a trekking destination in Nepal? Do you wish to spend your upcoming holidays surrounded by tranquil nature? If so, there is no need to look any further. Allow us to introduce the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, an extraordinary trek in the Himalayas.

    Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers numerous features and highlights that make this journey truly remarkable. Among them, you can revel in the awe-inspiring landscapes and dense forests, as well as immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the local ethnic groups such as the Gurung and Tamangs.

    So, why wait? Book your trip now! If you have any inquiries, our team will be delighted to assist you and make the necessary arrangements to ensure that the Annapurna Base Camp Trek becomes a splendid journey of a lifetime.

    Best Highlights

    • Enjoy the picturesque drive to and from Pokhara.
    • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is the largest conservation area in the country.
    • Admire a diverse range of flora, including rhododendrons, junipers, pine trees, and bamboo.
    • Cross the Kali Gandaki Gorge, which is known as the world's deepest gorge.
    • Engage with the local villagers, who are mainly Gurung, Tamang, and Magar people.
    • Discover and learn about the rich traditions and cultures of Hinduism and Buddhism.
    • Visit the ancient Buddhist monasteries adorned with beautiful prayer flags.
    • Marvel at the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and other mountain ranges from the Poon Hill viewpoint.
    • Unwind and relax in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda, a perfect location to alleviate the stresses of the day.
    • Celebrate the achievement of reaching an elevation of 4,130 meters with your team members beneath the mountains!

    Route Overview

    Let's take a look at our Annapurna Base Camp Trek route.

    The journey commences upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. As you exit the airport, you will spot one of our representatives holding a display board for Nepal Hiking Team. They will accompany you to the hotel where you can relax for the night. Next, we will embark on a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

    Upon arrival, you will spend the night resting and preparing for the hike. We will begin the hike towards Tikhe Dhunga and proceed to Ghorepani. The following morning, we will rise early and hike to the Poon Hill viewpoint. From this viewpoint, you will be rewarded with magnificent vistas of Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Hinchuli, the Annapurna ranges, Dhampus Peak, and Dhaulagiri II.

    After witnessing the sunrise at Poon Hill, we will continue our journey to Tadapani, Chhomrong Village, Dovan, and eventually reach Deurali. Finally, we will reach our ultimate destination, the Annapurna Base Camp, via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From there, we will descend to Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, and then drive back to Kathmandu.

    Best Time

    So, you are eager to broaden your horizons and plan the Annapurna Base Camp Trek soon. However, there is a crucial factor that can significantly impact your entire trekking experience: the weather conditions. While the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is accessible throughout the year, the optimal time to embark on this adventure is during March-May or September-November.

    These months are considered the most favorable for the trek, as the weather conditions are conducive to hiking and can greatly enhance your overall experience.

    We strongly advise against trekking during the monsoon and winter seasons. This is because you will encounter heavy rainfall and snowfall during your hike, which can pose a high risk of injuries and natural disasters. Therefore, it is highly recommended to choose only the best time for the ABC trek to ensure your safety and avoid such situations.

    Difficulty Level

    Before finalizing your trip, a question that is likely to cross your mind is, "How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?" We aim to address this question and provide you with information about the trek's difficulty level.

    First and foremost, it's important to note that the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered a moderate trek. The difficulty level of any trek is influenced by two main factors: the hiking routes and the elevation.

    Let's discuss the hiking routes involved in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The trail comprises both uphill and downhill terrains, and you can expect to walk for approximately 5-6 hours per day, with regular breaks. While some sections may be relatively steep, they can be easily overcome. With regular breaks and breathtaking scenery along the way, you will find the trek manageable and enjoyable.

    Next, let's talk about the elevation of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The highest point you will ascend to is 4,130 meters at the Annapurna Base Camp. Hiking at this altitude carries a relatively low risk of altitude sickness. Additionally, the itinerary for the ABC trek is designed to allow for sufficient acclimatization days, ensuring that your body adjusts gradually to the altitude.

    Therefore, rest assured that the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be accomplished by hikers of various skill levels, including beginners.

    Alternative Treks You Can Consider!

    Well, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is wondrous, isn't it? If you still want to look for more trekking packages, we want to suggest some to you. Let's look at some other treks that lie in the Annapurna region.

    Firstly, you can look at the 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a round-trip flight to/from Pokhara, where trekkers can enjoy the trek and marvel at the foothills of the Base Camp but excludes overnights in Pokhara.

    Another trekking package would be Instant Annapurna Base Camp, which is just a 9-day trek. In this short amount of time, you can reach the Annapurna Base Camp and enjoy the moment.cAre you looking for more information about this trek?  

    If you require further information about this trek, please feel free to send us an email, and we will respond to you promptly.


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    Cost Includes

    • Airport pickup and drop-off using a private vehicle.
    • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, such as Woodapple Hotel and Spa or a similar establishment.
    • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
    • Surface transfers to and from Pokhara via a tourist bus, followed by a private car transfer to and from Nayapul.
    • Full board meals throughout the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea/coffee.
    • Accommodation in the best available twin-sharing lodges during the trek.
    • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and a porter to carry luggage. The porter ratio is 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. The guide and porter's salaries, insurance, equipment, and meals are all included.
    • Provision of a down jacket, four-season sleeping bags, a duffel bag, a t-shirt, and a trekking map. The down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the completion of the trip.
    • A comprehensive medical kit for any necessary medical assistance during the trek.
    • Handling of all necessary paperwork and permits, including the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS). Please bring three passport-sized photographs.
    • All applicable government and local taxes.

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' section
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa fees: You can easily obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa valid for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$50 or the equivalent in foreign currency. Please ensure that you bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.
    • All kinds of cold drinks, including water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
    • Wi-Fi internet during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for airport representatives, tour guides, trekking staff, drivers, etc.

    Cost and Date

    September, 2023

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      4.5016 ratings
      • ABC, Chitwan and Kathmandu Temple Tour

        We loved our trek with Nepal Hiking Team! Our guide Nara and porter Pradeep were amazing, friendly, very flexible, and always wanting to make the best experience for us. The views at both MBC and ABC were brilliant and the whole trek itself, was incredible!

        Ganga from Nepal Hiking Team, who organized the trek, a tour of Chitwan National Park, and a guided tour of the temples in Kathmandu with Dennis, who was brilliant and very interested in the history of Kathmandu and Nepal, was brilliant! Ganga was always happy to adjust the plan for us, even last minute, so that we got the most out of our holiday.

        I would recommend booking with Nepal Hiking Team for any trek or tour in Nepal.

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        Mr. Jonathan
        AU   |   6th Jun 2023
      • Annapurna Base Camp including Poon Hill Trek

        This was my second trek with Nepal Hiking Team, and yet again we were very impressed with the professionalism and very well-organized process from booking to completion.

        We had Raj as our trek guide who was awesome and had a wealth of knowledge of all things about the trek, peaks, traditions, and the myriad of questions we threw at him. He was supported by two great porters Gokul and Bikash.

        The trek is rated as medium, but as a group fit over 55’s, we would say this trek is tough. An endless supply of steps to ascend and descend but the views at ABC made it all worthwhile. May was a great time to trek as it’s not as busy.

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        Mr. Ernst
        AU   |   25th May 2023
      • Nepal Hiking Team were incredibly amazing!

        Nepal Hiking Team were incredibly amazing!

        My wife and I had the most incredible experience doing ABC!

        Our guide Nara and porter, Pradeep, were brilliantly supportive and flexible throughout the trek. Nara always had a beautiful willingness to adapt the daily plan to our preferences and ensured we were up before sunrise at ABC to witness the most breathtaking views.

        Ganga from Nepal Hiking Team was an absolute delight to collaborate with while organizing our trip and throughout our journey. His flexibility and assistance in rearranging our tour, accommodation, and transportation at the last minute was truly remarkable.

        Denis, our tour guide for the temples of Kathmandu, was a source of cheerfulness, profound knowledge, and a genuine interest in the history and culture of Kathmandu.

        Without a doubt, when we return to Nepal, I will book Nepal Hiking Team again. Their service was beautifully exceptional!

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        Mr. Jonathon
        AU   |   24th May 2023
      • Annapurna Base Camp Trek December 2022

        Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about a year ago after my adult son made a trip out back in 2019.

        Nepal Hiking Team made the trip much more enjoyable by facilitating rides to and from the airport in Kathmandu, answering any questions or concerns promptly and being courteous and helpful. Of course I have to give a shout out to my guide for the ABC trek Dipendra and also the porter Gakul!!! Dipendra did an exceptional job of making the trip as smooth as can be expected! In every village he booked me the best room available with mountain views, helped with ordering food and making sure I was comfortable.

        On the trail Dipendra carefully monitored my condition and frequently checked in with how I was feeling. As it turned out I was able to keep a pretty good pace (I'm a 56 year old man in decent shape) and we arrived at Annapurna Base Camp a day ahead of schedule (which was fortunate because clouds moved in the next day). Gakul was very strong and always made sure my duffle bag was in my room when we arrived in the next village. Dipendra and Gakul also made the evening time fun by inviting me to play card games in the tea house common area.

        If you get a chance learn the game Dumbal - it's fun! Dipendra also guided me in Pokhara where we saw the peace pagoda, Hindu temple caves and the International Mountaineering Museum.

        In conclusion, Ganga, Dipendra and Gakul with Nepal Hiking Team provided excellent service worth every dollar.

        I will definitely use their services again when I return. I'm already thinking about Everest Base Camp or Manaslu Circuit!

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        Mr. Rick Belliveau
        US   |   26th Dec 2022
      • Family Trip to Annapurna Base Camp

        Dear Ganga and the entire team,

        We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible.

        Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee.

        Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too.

        Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them.

        Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable.

        On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork.

        Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again.

        We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek.


        Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022

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        Mr. Jayadatta Narasipura
        US   |   24th May 2022
      • Must Do! - Annapurna Base Camp Trek

        My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality.

        From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave!

        A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!

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        Mr. Peter
        US   |   8th Dec 2021
      • ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team

        I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.

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        Mr. Stephen
        AU   |   3rd Sep 2021
      • Amazing trekking in the Himalaya

        Nepal is one of the places in the world everybody MUST go. I've been to Nepal 3 times in just five years. Living in Brazil, so far away from Nepal, I wouldn't travel so much to the country had I not enjoyed the place very much. It's the best place in the world for trekking, and the people are amazing, the food is delicious, and the views of the Himalayas are gorgeous.

        I book my tours with Nepal Hiking Team, which is a reliable company. The first time I visited Nepal, I booked my trek to Annapurna Base Camp and an overland tour to Tibet. Everything was previously arranged. Nothing to worry about. They applied for the permits, put me in a group (we are requested to join a group to enter Tibet), and booked a perfect hotel in Kathmandu. One month ago, I traveled to Nepal to trek the Annapurna Circuit and the Nar-Phu trek. For the second time, I booked my tour with Nepal Hiking Team. I went trekking in a very remote area with scenic spots and charming villages. In the middle of the trek, I began to feel a little uncomfortable by the cold weather, and my left foot was in pain, so I had to finish my hike earlier than expected. I told my guide I was not feeling good, and then Nepal Hiking Team gave me all support I needed on my way back to Kathmandu.

        NHT care of everything, so you can enjoy your trek with no worries. From the moment you are picked up at the airport to the moment you leave the country, you are in good hands. Their representatives will greet you at the airport, and you'll soon be briefed on everything about the trek you are going to enjoy. Guides from the Nepal Hiking Team are helpful and speak excellent English. I especially recommend Raj, a friendly guide, and Lalman if you want to request a Porter. Both do an outstanding job. So, if you're going to have a great time in Nepal, be sure to choose Nepal Hiking Team as your local travel agency from beginning to end. It's a reliable company, and I recommend it.

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        Mr. Marcello
        BR   |   11th Mar 2021
      • Awesome Annapurna Adventure

        For the longest time, I had wanted to visit Nepal and trek in the mountains. While researching online, I came across the Nepal Hiking Team, read about their Gokyo Lakes adventure, and sent them an email for more info. Ganga replied within 12 hours (the San Francisco/Kathmandu time difference is pretty extreme), and we began planning my adventure. Once I felt pretty confident that the Hiking Team and Ganga were the right group for me, I booked my flights and finalized my trekking plans.

        Fast forward two months. It's midnight in Kathmandu, and after a series of tiring flights, I'm taking my first steps in Nepal. Once I clear immigration, I walk outside, and right there, as expected, is the Nepal Hiking Team ready to pick me up and bring me to the hotel they had booked for me. The hotel (Kathmandu Eco Hotel) had power (permitting of the city's brownouts), WiFi, clean bathrooms, and fans. Anyways, the next day I spent taking a tour of Kathmandu. The following day I was slated to fly to Lukla to begin my trek to Gokyo Lakes.

        After a short ground delay, our plane to Lukla was in the air. Out the window (make sure you sit on the left side) were some of the most fantastic mountain views I've ever seen. Unfortunately, as we approached the landing strip at Lukla, the pilots determined the weather was too poor to make a safe landing, so we returned to Kathmandu. Upon landing, I called up the Nepal Hiking Team and they were at the airport within 10 minutes to pick me up and put me up another night in the hotel. The next day, I spent mostly at the airport as all the flights to Lukla were cancelled. In the early afternoon, Ganga himself came to the airport to talk about alternate plans. As much as I wanted to visit Gokyo Lakes, with two days lost to flight delays, there wasn't enough time for me to make it there. We then agreed that instead, I would trek to the Annapurna Base Camp.

        I was a little bummed that I couldn't make it to Gokyo but was still looking forward to Annapurna. I realize I've taken the last few paragraphs talking about my experience in Kathmandu, but the point I really want to make is that the Nepal Hiking Team was dedicated to making my Nepal experience as good as possible. Between picking me up at midnight, springing for 2 extra nights at the hotel in Kathmandu, and making plans to visit the Annapurna Base Camp on such short notice, they demonstrated to me that they really care. They really are awesome people.

        The next day, I flew out to Pokhara and immediately drove up to Nayapul where I began my trek in to the Annapurna Conservation Area. My guide, Prakash, was very energetic and knew all the guest houses and trails very well. The scenery was incredible. This was by far the best trek I've ever been on.

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        Mr. James
        AU   |   13th Feb 2020
      • Professionalism and genuine care

        I and my son did the back to back treks of Mustang region and Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill. Undoubtedly Nepal Hiking Team arrangement everything precisely and with care. We often visit several countries and I have visited 70 countries as of now with a guide of course. But the service provided by Nepal Hiking Team really takes the win. From the beginning of the trek like picking us up at the airport to the trekking journey, everything was perfectly arranged. I have no complains. They were always on time and prompt. They always provide the detailed information prior to any event.

        For instance, our Pokhara to Jomsom flight got cancelled because of the extreme weather. But, Nepal Hiking Team was so prompt to arrange a jeep for us to travel to Jomsom. As we were on a tight schedule this really came in handy. But the drive took 16 hours due to the consistent landslides that blocked the ways; however we succeeded to reach Jomsom in time. Another instance is when Balaram, the executive director of NHT suggested us to do the ABC trek first and then the Mustang trek as in late September there is high chances of rainfall. Thanks to him we didn’t have to face even one day of rainfall.

        I genuinely loved the professionalism and care of the team. Amazing trek, outstanding service! Thank you Nepal Hiking Team.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Kenneth Byron Hipp
        US   |   17th Nov 2019